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 MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES IN KARANATAKA
Services for treatment and care of mentally ill persons are as follows

1. National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore
NIMHANS is situated in Bangalore. The institution is presently a Deemed University. Has been declared as an “Institute of National Importance”. The hospital offers out-patient and in-patient services in psychiatry. Psychiatric facilities include 2 closed pavilions, 7 open wards for 650 beds. Separate facilities are provided children (20 bedded ward), Family therapy (14 Rooms), alcohol and drug de-addiction (60beds). Casualty and emergency services for psychiatric and neurological/neurosurgical emergencies. All supportive investigations, hematological, bio-chemical, radiological including CT and MRI are available. NIMHANS has a full-fledged community mental health unit, which runs a rural mental health centre at Sakalavara village, Bangalore. NIMHANS also conduct camps on selected Tuesdays at Anekal, Gunjur, Kanakapura,Maddur, Madhugiri, Gouribidanur, Nirashrithara Parihara Kendra- Bangalore

Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (DIMHANS), Dharwad.
DIMHANS is situated in Dharwad district of North Karnataka. It was established in the year 1845.There are 375 beds. As per recommendations of NIMHANS and Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka. New building consisting of New OPD block, emergency ward, ECT room, store room, laboratory, 8 open wards of 20 beds each. The institute caters to the needs of nearly 400 -450 patients per day who visit from majority districts of North Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Maharashtra. The institute offers psychiatry services on outpatient and in-patient basis; it has separate de-addiction ward, Forensic ward, special wards and psychiatric rehabilitation centre. Lawyers form District legal services, Dharwad offer free legal services for mentally ill patients on every Wednesday and Friday.

2. Government Medical Colleges providing psychiatric Services
Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore
Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore.
Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubballi
Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary
Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences, Belgaum
Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences, Shimoga
Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya
Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bidar
Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences, Raichur
Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hassan
ESI Medical College, Rajajinagar, Bangalore
ESI Medical College, Gulbarga

3. Mental Health treatment facilities are available in the following General Hospitals
K.C. General Hospital, Malleswaram, Bangalore
C.V. Raman General Hospital, Indiranagar, Bangalore
General Hospital, Jayanagar, Bangalore
District Hospital, Chickballapur
District Hospital, Ramanagar
District Hospital, Kolar
District Hospital, Chitradurga
District Hospital, Chamarajanagar
District Hospital, Madikeri
District Hospital, Mangalore (D.K)
District Hospital, Gadag
District Hospital, Bagalkot
District Hospital, Udupi
District Hospital, Karwar (Uttar Kannada)
District Hospital, Davangere
District Hospital, Haveri
District Hospital, Tumkur
District Hospital, Chikkamagalur
District Hospital, Yadagiri
District Hospital, Bijapur
District Hospital, Koppal

4. District Mental Health Programme (DMHP)
The District Mental Health Programme is an important component under the National Mental Health Programme. Presently the District Mental Health Programme is implemented in 4 districts in Karnataka.. Shimoga, Chamarajanagar, Gulbarga, Karwar

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